Linked by Eugenia Loli on Sun 10th Oct 2004 05:47 UTC, submitted by Andrew
Slackware, Slax This is a message from Patrick Volkerding in regards to his thoughts on Gnome and Slackware. It was originally posted on the Dropline Gnome Forum. Editor's note: Pat has made similar comments to me as well regarding Gnome's bugs and maintainance problems.
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I support Patrick's view
by Phil on Sun 10th Oct 2004 11:10 UTC

If and when Patrick removes gnome, it will, in my view be a good thing (tm).

I use KDE but I also like gnome. Gnome however, is "a bit kludgy" to install compared with KDE and by not distributing it, time is saved that could be otherwise spent on squashing important bugs.

People seem to think that if he drops gnome, he should drop KDE too.

1) If I were a gnome user, i'd just install dropline gnome and stop fussing (it'd be cleaner anyway)

2) Why make it so the KDE users have to install KDE if KDE isn't a problem for Patrick to include?